Nicola Rochon Paralegal
Nicola Rochon is a Paralegal in our Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution team based in Southampton.
Main areas of practice
Nicola assists the team on a wide range of intellectual property disputes including trade mark, passing off, design right, copyright and domain name disputes. Nicola also has experience in the filing and prosecution of trade mark applications, watch services and the preparation of cease and desist letters.
In addition to her role in the intellectual property team, Nicola has experience in construction, contractual and professional negligence disputes for insured high net worth individuals and businesses.
Preparation of evidence of acquired distinctiveness in support of a UK trade mark Application that had been rejected as being descriptive and/or otherwise lacking in distinctive character. The preparation of extensive evidence resulted in the application proceeding to publication.
- Preparation and filing of trade mark applications and oppositions.
- Acting in claims against architects and contractors in relation to substandard construction works.
- Organising and attending Mediations regarding contractor's breach of contract and negligence.
A night club owner has been sentenced to three months imprisonment on a suspended sentence, in addition to payment of £5,177 damages to the claimant and £17,000 in costs, for playing sound recordings in public without a licence in contempt of court.
In October this year the High Court found the designated premises supervisor of a nightclub in Essex personally liable for authorising and procuring acts infringing copyright as a result of the unlicensed playing of sound recordings.
This week, on 23 March 2016, the new EU Trade Mark Regulations will come into force. The aim of the new regulations is to make trade mark registration systems in the EU cheaper, quicker, more reliable and predictable.
Articles by Nicola
A change will be implemented in relation to the EUIPO's interpretation of descriptions of goods and services.
In April 2014, Fitness Initiative Limited applied to register the mark mefit in class 35.
Two years on from the start of a class action in relation to the famous Happy Birthday song, the US District Judge George King has ruled that Warner Chappell Music do not have a valid copyright attached to the "Happy Birthday" song lyrics.
Related Knowledge & Resources
Ben Evans comments on a case where a partner in a firm of solicitors sought to prevent her former firm from continuing to use her name, both as part of the firm's name and also as part of a profile for her on their website.
Since the introduction of the Regulations, there has been considerable uncertainty as to whether transactions involving computer software can be categorised as "sale of goods" for the purposes of the Regulations. The position has now been clarified.
It is with some hesitation (and permission to appeal) that the court has granted relief from forfeiture of a licence for the discharge of surface water.
Blake Morgan provides a helpful guide for Marinas and Boat Yards on recovering outstanding berthing fees.
Blake Morgan's complete guide to Defamation claims - what you should know when thinking of bringing a claim of reputation damage.
The complete guide to Intellectual Property Services that Blake Morgan can provide.